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VIC – The VBA advises that the Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) has been established.

VIC – The VBA advises that the Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) has been established. DBDRV commenced on 26 April 2017 and is a new Victorian Government Service set up to resolve building disputes between building practitioners and owners without the cost and time often associated with courts and tribunals. It will also have the power to issue legally binding dispute resolution orders and certificates. To read more -  click here.  

AUST – The Australian Building Codes Board has now finalised its Gutters, Downpipes and Overflow Calculator

AUST - The new Gutters, Downpipes and Overflow (GDO) Calculator is now available. The Calculator assists in developing a better understanding of the NCC Volume Two Part 3.5.2 Gutters and Downpipes Acceptable Construction Practice (ACP) provisions. To use the GDO Calculator enter information about the location, roof design and types of overflow measures. Based on the location, roof design and overflow types, the calculator provides the allowable gutter types, downpipe sizes and whether the selected overflow measures are adequate. It is a MS Excel file and uses data contained in NCC Volume Two for the calculations. This calculator has been created

AUST – The ABCB advises the next edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) will be 1 May 2019.

AUST – The Proposal for Change (PFC) process is used to consider technical proposals to change the NCC, which could relate to either the BCA (Volumes One and Two), or the PCA (Volume Three). Technical proposals do not include those which address matters of public policy or for which direction from government is required before a change to the NCC can be considered. The PFC process is consistent with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) best practice regulatory principles to ensure appropriate rigour is used in the assessment of proposals. For a Proposal for Change to be considered for

SA – The DPTI. PD Building Branch advises from 1 April 2017, various sections of the PDI Act and the first elements of South Australia’s new planning system to be officially implemented.

SA – The DPTI. PD Building Branch advises from 1 April 2017, various sections of the PDI Act – including those which formally establish the State Planning Commission; the Community Engagement Charter and the Environment and Food Production Areas and the Statutes Amendment (Planning, Development and Infrastructure) Act 2017 will become operational and the first elements of South Australia’s new planning system to be officially implemented. To view or download the fact sheet - click here.  

AUST – The ABCB has issued The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement , Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings.

AUST – The ABCB has issued The Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement , Automatic fire suppression systems for covered balconies in residential buildings. This Final Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) assesses the problem of fire occurring on balconies of residential buildings over 25 metres in effective height. Click here to download the full PDF